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Each floor of the structure introduces a horizontal garden that uses water from the river below.   Leave a comment

Paik Nam June Media bridge’ by Seoul-based practice planning korea is a mega-structure over the Han river that aims to efficiently expand the city fabric on to the water. With a total length of 1080 meters, the bridge connects the Dangi-li power plant, which is currently being redeveloped into a public cultural space, and the national assembly building to the south. the  proposal is a largely sculpted form with fluctuating curves and volumes.

In comparison to the Thames river in London and the Seine in France, the Han river is a much larger stretch of water that runs through the center of seoul. Currently, there are close to 30 bridges running over the river but a majority of the steel and concrete structures only accommodate for cars and city traffic. ‘Paik Nam June Media bridge’ aims to accommodate for the walking and cycling portion of the population. In addition, the structure will host a number of public facilities such as a museum, library, and an IT complex mall. The bridge will also connect the people down to the water by featuring a series of docks for water taxis, yachts and cruise ships.

To generate a large portion of the energy used for internal programs, the bridge is clad in solar panels. Seoul-based  practice planning korea is a mega-structure over the Han river that aims to efficiently expand the city fabric on to the water. Each floor of the structure introduces a horizontal garden that uses water from the river below, collected rain water and natural sunlight and ventilation

Seoul’s latest urban redesign project is a high-profile new city landmark – and a new entry in the Guinness Book of World Records. In May 2009 the Rainbow Bridge Fountain, the world`s longest such fountain, opened on the Banpo crossing of the Han River in central Seoul.

The fountain runs along both sides of the 570 meter-long bridge for a total length of 1,140 meters. With the nozzles pointing out and slightly downwards, the effect is of a waterfall coming off both sides of the bridge. But the water jets can also “dance” in time to lighting from under the bridge, creating undulating patterns of water and light. The effect is especially dramatic when seen at night from the south bank of the Han River Park, with the lights of downtown Seoul and N Seoul Tower in the background. The bridge itself is a double-decker, with a lower deck view something like being inside a waterfall.

Posted October 20, 2010 by dmacc502 in construction, culture

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On War: Korean War 60th Anniversary


Korea war communist prisoner exchange non repatriates released, Jan. 20, 1954 the North Korean prisoners Load into the flat cars which ill take them southward to the reception centers after they came across from the DZ to the U.N. Receiving point. (AP Photo/Sweers)

On War: Korean War 60th Anniversary


A Korean, with an ‘A’frame carrier strapped to his back, pauses on a Seoul, Korea, street on Nov. 28, 1952 to read sign posted in English and Korean in anticipation of a visit by President-elect Dwight D. Eisenhower. (AP Photo/George Sweers)

On War: Korean War 60th Anniversary


The Korean Kids at the elementary school at Tongduch’on ni, set up by GIs camped nearby in Korea on June 21, 1952, are learning baseball as well as their abc’s for a well-rounded education. Sergeant Kenneth D. Henry, of Memphis, Mo., and Sergeant Jess R. Adkins, of Peru, Indiana, are giving instruction in the great American game to two of the older students of the school. (AP Photo)

On War: Korean War 60th Anniversary


An army corporal at Panmunjom took this picture in Korea on Oct. 8, 1952 as the last jeep of the United Nations convoy departed for Munsan, after Korean truce talks at Panmunjom had been recessed indefinitely. Somebody had just put the identifying sign on the rear of the jeep. The picture has just become available on November 10, by air from Tokyo, Japan. (AP Photo)

On War: Korean War 60th Anniversary


Three American Marines, left to right are: Pfc. Clarence Hara, Alumbank, Pa.; Cpl. Jean Holland, Americus, Ga.; and Pfc. Carl Toker, Mt. Wolf, Pa., destroy their bunkers on a forward observation post on the western front preparatory to withdrawal from the demilitarized zone under terms of the armistice in Korea July 28, 1953. In background is what was once no-man’s land. (AP Photo/CLH)

On War: Korean War 60th Anniversary


Apparently calling cadence, the North Korean Communist military policeman, at right, stands to the side of the read leading to the Panmunjom military armistice site on Oct. 28, 1951, as two armed Communist military policeman march in single file. Both, American and Communist military policemen spread about the Korean neutral zone, keep their eyes open for possible violations of the U.N.-Communists sire agreements. (AP Photo)

On War: Korean War 60th Anniversary


ROK soldiers look back at their former positions as their truck moves southward out of the demilitarized zone following the truce agreement on July 30, 1953. (AP Photo)

On War: Korean War 60th Anniversary


A line of soldiers on a United Nations patrol mission plod through deep snow up a hill in the central front of Korea on Feb. 3, 1951. (AP Photo/Max Desfor )

On War: Korean War 60th Anniversary


A U.S. First Cavalry Division tank takes on the appearance of a Times Square subway train at the rush hour as GI’s pile aboard, on March 14, 1951 for a ride across the Hongchon River near the former Red supply base of Hongchon. (AP Photo/Jim Pringle)

On War: Korean War 60th Anniversary


Korean women weep as they identify bodies on Oct. 28, 1953. The army said the victims were among political prisoners killed by suffocation by the Communists outside Hambung, Korea. The Army said the victims were forced into caves which were then sealed off. (AP Photo)


Posted October 17, 2010 by dmacc502 in American, government, war

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